Hood to Coast
Hood to Coast
Many of my readers know about this but an equal number have no idea about the wild insanity that is the Hood to Coast Relay.
I have to admit that when I entered the Nuun contest to become a member of their team, I had no idea myself! I just knew that I missed being a part of a team and that I had a very strong sentimental attachment to the places Mount Hood, Portland and Seaside due to many childhood trips there with my now-deceased dad. After winning a spot on Nuun's all-female, all-blogger team to run in "the mother of all relays," I finally watched one of the trailers for the Hood to Coast Movie.
Just freakin AMAZING!
Suddenly I got it. I understood why it has earned its nickname of "the mother of all relays" and couldn't wait to see the whole film and run the race.
Whether you have ever run, currently run, have always wanted to run, or have never had any interest in running... this movie and this event are incredible. If you fall into one of those last two categories, you may find yourself propelled unwittingly up off the couch and out in the streets, running! I got this sense from just the trailer... check it out here...
Hood To Coast Movie Trailer from Film For Thought on Vimeo.
I am getting so super excited.
Reading other blogs and articles about the race in general and my part in particular are proving invaluable in terms of providing a glimpse of what I am in for, motivating me to keep my chin up in the face of adversity and make this sucker happen for myself, as well as giving both humor and good sense to the process of preparation AND participation.
I loved this link to a description of what it is to be Van 2... which I am. Jason Effman's writing is right up my alley. I was nodding and laughing the entire read... and even more excited to get up to Oregon :) And the series in the blog 110 Pounds and Counting written by Lisa Eirene, who also ran the twelfth leg, will be so incredibly helpful... I am so grateful to her for chronicling her experience.
I just crossed the milestone of 400 GFC followers! And as promised, now that I am at 404 I am hosting a giveaway of this amazing film... Hood to Coast Movie! It can be yours for freeeeeeeeeeeee!
Here's how to play:
- you MUST be a GFC follower of Taking It On, and I need to be able to see your little picture thingy over there in the grid (doesn't have to be you but you have to follow publicly)... that is the only mandatory thing for entering the giveaway... the following are bonus ways...
- say something encouraging to me about running in this thing! (+1)
- tweet about this giveaway (+1)
- facebook share about this giveaway (+1)
- become a liker of Taking It On's Facebook page (link via badge on sidebar) (+1)
- let your readers know about this giveaway on your blog (+1)
Please do post a separate comment for each entry method! Entries will close at midnight on August 15, 2011, so you have 10 days to figure out what awesomely inspiring thing you want to tell me!
You've gotta play to win!
The winner will be chosen at random at some point on August 16th... after my husband gets back from his 10-day European jaunt... for real... yes, leaving me home to wrangle 4 kids by myself! And yes, he went with my blessing :)
Many thanks and much luck to all who choose to play!
Disclaimer: This movie will not be given to me by anyone. I have pre-ordered this movie and paid for it with my own money. It costs a lot more than the usual Target discount flicks I giveaway because I am so excited about Hood to Coast and so unbelievably appreciative that you... all 404 of you and counting... follow my blog :) Thanks to all of you!